The Hirshhorn Museum, which previously had only one work by Duchamp, now ranks near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art as holding the most prominent public collections of his work.

Marcel Duchamp, “From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (The Box in a Valise)” (“De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy [Boîte-en-valise]”) (1935–1941/1963)
Marcel Duchamp, “From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy (The Box in a Valise)” (“De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy [Boîte-en-valise]”) (1935–1941/1963) © Cathy Carver © Association Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2019 - Reproductions of 68 works by Marcel Duchamp in dark green imitation leather box, Series E. Promised Gift of Barbara and Aaron Levine, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. 

Duchamp’s legacy as the father of conceptual art and the readymade is on display in Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection at the Hirshhorn Museum, featuring more than 35 works by Duchamp, including his readymades, paintings, and experiments in optical art. The Hirshhorn, which previously had only one work by Duchamp, now ranks near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art as holding the most prominent public collections of his work. The gift from the Levines also includes letters by Duchamp and portraits of him by Man Ray, Diane Arbus, and others.